Weather in Maryland, United States in May

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Visiting Maryland, United States in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 6.5cm (2.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Maryland. Sea temperatures are a cold 11°C (52°F). May is too cold for swimming in Maryland for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Maryland in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Maryland in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Maryland.

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 6.5cm (2.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in Maryland in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Maryland for any length of time, with the sea water at 11°C (52°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is May a good time to holiday in Maryland?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Maryland.

May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 6.5cm (2.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Maryland. Sea temperatures are a cold 11°C (52°F). May is too cold for swimming in Maryland for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Maryland warm in May?

Yes, Maryland is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Maryland in May is 22°C (72°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (63°) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Maryland in May is 17°C (63°F). The average temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 23°C (73°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Maryland in May?

The average day light hours per day in Maryland in May are 14.3. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in Maryland in May

The average maximum temperature in Maryland in May is 22°C (72°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Maryland in May is 17°C (63°F). The average temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 23°C (73°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Maryland in May is 13°C (56°F). The minimum temperature is 8°C (46°F) in the previous month and 19°C (66°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Maryland in May

During May the average day light hours are 14.3 per day in Maryland. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.4hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Maryland in May is typically 9.2 during May. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Maryland in May

The average sea water temperature in Maryland in May is 11.1°C (52.0°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in Maryland in May

The average total rainfall in Maryland in May is 6.5cm (2.6inches) and on average there are 10.4 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Maryland in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Maryland in May is 15°C (60°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 20°C (20°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Maryland in May is typically 91.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 88% in the previous month and 90.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Maryland in May is typically 76.7%. The average relative humidity is 70.4% in the previous month and 76.3% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Maryland in May

The average maximum wind speed in Maryland in May is typically 22KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 25KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 21KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Maryland in May is typically 11KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 10KM/H (6MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Maryland in May is from the South West.

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